RE: No Flags "Policy"

Julien Olivier wrote:
> > Q:   Where can I find out more about the countries that 
> make up the UK? 
> > A:   The UK is made up of the countries of England, 
> Scotland, Wales and
> > Northern Ireland. Its full name is the United Kingdom of 
> Great Britain 
> > and Northern Ireland. Great Britain, on the other hand, 
> comprises only 
> > England, Scotland and Wales.
> I think it's off-topic, so I will only answer this email and 
> shut my mouth. But from what you quote, i only understand 
> that the UK and the UN don't have the same definition of what 
> a country is. So, as it seems that even the UK, the UN, the 
> International Olympic Committee, the International Rugby 
> Board and the FIFA couldn't agree on what was a country and 
> what wasn't, it's pointless discussing it here.
> Or does anyone have a perfect, universal definition of what a 
> country is
> (off-list) ?

I think you think that you are talking about sovereign "states", but I am
not an international lawyer.

Oh, and Scotland is a country. England is a country, but not a proper one.
Can we now agree that GNOME does software, not politics?

Murray Cumming
murrayc usa net

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